A worrying report in The Post :
Its an extraordinary spectacle when the Inspector General of Police is forced into hiding by thugs. One hopes this is not a prelude to 2011. IInspector General of Police Francis Kabonde was yesterday forced into hiding after MMD cadres armed with catapults and stones started stoning everyone at the station in Mufumbwe....As he was addressing the parties, over 50 MMD cadres with catapults and stones approached the police station and started stoning everyone including police officers. Kabonde could not order the riot police officers at the police station to arrest the MMD cadres but instead ran into an office, fearing the stones from the catapults.
The MMD cadres when approaching the police station chanted: “Boma ni Boma. Tamwalale lelo (government is government, you won’t sleep today).” The MMD cadres smashed a passenger window for a UPND official’s car. One of the MMD cadres who appeared to be the ring leader even walked into the police station and the police officers had to plead with him to leave. As this was happening, UPND cadres responded to the attacks prompting police led by Katiba to approach the MMD cadres and pleaded with them to stop. The MMD cadres retreated, later re-grouped and headed towards the UPND camp within Mufumbwe boma. The cadres were later seen walking along Zambezi Road shouting ‘boma ni boma’. After the meeting at the police station, Kabonde told journalists: “I am not going to say anything here, you saw what was happening yourself.”